Clinton defends STATE DEPT.

Budget requests before House panel In her testimony before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Tuesday about President Barack Obama’s FY12 budget ask for, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton also defended the State Department’s FY11 budget request, Bloomberg reports.S. National security, and U.S. Applications in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq would see ‘razor-sharp reductions’ if the proposed cuts are exceeded. Clinton ‘used the hearing to warn lawmakers against the impulse to withdraw from global engagement,’ according to the news services.S. Armed service,’ the news program writes. Rep. Howard Berman , the committee’s rank Democrat, ‘stated the cuts were ‘simply a slash and burn process’ that had no account for the benefits of foreign aid and would harm congressional oversight,’ according to Foreign Policy’s blog page ‘The Wire.’ Berman said, ‘Help to others isn’t a gift.The potential of the IRIS Registry to provide game-changing outcomes for ophthalmologists and their sufferers is tremendous, stated David W. Parke II, M.D., CEO of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. This is why physicians in 35 states have previously signed up to use this powerful data source well ahead of its full roll-out. It's clear from the overwhelmingly enthusiastic response the Academy receives that there is an excellent need and desire for this kind of technology. Usage of the IRIS Registry will be made widely available to U.S.-structured members of the Academy by April 2014, with the first 2,000 U.S.-structured Academy members who sign up to participate receiving it free for the first 2 yrs.